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IE8 Accelerator Google Define with Preview

2. August 2010 03:52 by abhilashca in Accelerators, Internet Explorer

Update: This version has been updated to include a scroll bar. You can find more details here.

Internet is a vast resource. Daily, I read a lot of articles from Internet. In between, I always came across difficult terms, either I never heard of or I never remember the exact meaning. As usual, I fire-up another Tab to search for the meaning of that particular term in Google Define service or in any free dictionary service. This is what I usually do.

But searching for a term always in a tab, always break the flow of reading an article. Guess what, search for a word 10+ time drops your interest in reading the article.

Internet Explorer 8 comes with a new feature called Accelerators. In short, Accelerators are keyboard-free, way of browsing Internet.

Will it be nice, if you’re able to look-up for the definition/meaning of a word; without firing another Tab or looping through the free online dictionaries?

That’s what Google Define Accelerator with Preview do for you.

All you’ve to do - Select the text and Select the Accelerator; you got your Definition.


One Click and you can Preview the Definition without leaving the Page.

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Note: Firefox users can install this addon after installing the FF addon: IE8 Activities (Accelerators) for Firefox.  





Comments (4) -

Albin Sebastian 10/14/2010 9:57:59 AM India #
Albin Sebastian

Nice video demo. Its very easy to understand.

Abhilash 10/14/2010 6:05:08 PM India #

Hi Albin,
Thanks You! Smile

Tyw7 4/8/2012 4:53:05 AM United Kingdom #

Link broken.  Your accelerator is broken Frown

abhilashca 4/18/2012 6:06:51 PM United States #

Google has stopped their service, due to which it is broken. As an alternative, I have created a dictionary service using Oxford, you can install the accelerator from

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